Helicopter OH-6A 66-14382


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-14382
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000410
Date: 11/14/1968
Incident number: 68111414.KIA
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YU215088
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 INJ, 02 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80455, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 MORRIS DAVID MICHAEL KIA
OB CPL HILL JERRY DWAIN KIA
G SGT TRANTUM RES


War Story:
On David Morris, I was with first recon team to respond to Dave going down in open field after taking fire near Song Be. When we arrived on scene all three crew members were alive taking cover behind aircraft. With supporting cover fire Dave Morris, Jerry Hill(ob), and Sgt Trantum(gunner) tried to move about 50 yards to cover. Dave and Jerry were killed by enemy fire, Sgt Trantum made it to a river bank and was picked up in water by helicopter.

From: Rick Chesson

This record was last updated on 09/13/2011


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